[CentOS] Do I need a dedicated firewall?

Thu Dec 12 16:48:30 UTC 2013
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 11:00 PM, Jason T. Slack-Moehrle
<slackmoehrle at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> So my electricity bill is through the roof and I need to pair down some
> equipment.
> I have a CentOS 6.5 Server (a few TB, 32gb RAM) running some simple web
> stuff and Zimbra. I have 5 static IP's from Comcast. I am considering
> giving this server a public IP and plugging it directly into my cable
> modem. This box can handle everything with room for me to do more.
> Doing this would allow me to power down my pfSense box and additional
> servers by consolidating onto this single box.
> I have the firewall on on the server and only allowing the few ports I need.
> I dont run ssh on 22
> What do you guys think?

Why not consolidate to a single physical box but continue to run
whatever you want as virtual machines under KVM?

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com